Reports appearing both in German footballing magazine Kicker and tabloid Sport Bild on Monday both suggest that FC Bayern München may be edging closer to a sale of Serge Gnabry.
|Serge Gnabry.||Photo: Werner100359, CC BY-SA 4.0|
The frequent reports of stalled negotiations with German national team winger Serge Gnabry over a contract extension reportedly have the patience of FCB administrators wearing thin. Insiders at both German footballing magazine Kicker and the country's main sporting tabloid report that the club may be considering a deadline after which they plan to sell the 26-year-old national team star.
Rumors about to whom the German giants would potentially offload the winger remain loose. Multiple Premiership sides, including Gnabry's former club Arsenal, have been brought into the discussion. So too now have UCL winners Real Madrid. As of yet, there remains nothing verifiably concrete.
The reports are nevertheless believable given the fact that Gnabry's resistance to any sort of extension--despite the fact that Bayern have reportedly acceded to many of his demands--may leave the German champions looking to rid themselves of another major offseason distraction--sooner rather than later.
The likely loss of lead striker Robert Lewandowski will also leave the Bavarians in need of quick liquidity so that two to three potential replacements can be found. With an estimated latest market value of some €70 million, Gnabry's sale could fetch significant capital.
Sport Bild reports that the FCB may even be willing to let the Stuttgart native go for around €40 million.